European Union (Amendment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 9:00 pm on 19th May 2008.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch UKIP 9:00 pm, 19th May 2008

Why does the noble Lord keep promoting parliamentary scrutiny when we have seen that no scrutiny from either the House of Commons or your Lordships' House has made any difference since the process began? The European Union completely ignores all the committees' recommendations and we are wholly powerless. What is the point of all this scrutiny until we get the power back?